30 November 2007

Friday Five, pre-advent edition

Will Smama asks us:
Parishioners pushing for carols before you digested your turkey?
Organist refusing to play Advent hymns because he/she already has them planned for Lessons & Carols?
Find yourself reading Luke and thinking of a variety of ways to tell Linus where to stick it? (Lights please.)

Then this quick and easy Friday Five is for you! And for those of you with a more positive attitude, have no fear. I am sure more sacred and reverent Friday Fives will follow.
Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....
1) dessert/cookie/family food

candy canes. Does anybody really eat all those things or do they all just end up slimy victims of humidity all over the place? OK, maybe 1 a season, but those things are like coat hangers, they just keep multiplying....

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...)
I never did understand eggnog. YUCK!

3) tradition (church, family, other)
my previous church's (music director's) penchant for cantatas that were nothing but the classics done to new new music. Do the old songs or do new ones, but don't do the classic songs to lousy new music.

4) decoration
I just saw Santa bungee strapped to someone's chimney. That about does it.

5) gift (received or given)
anything from the step mother. They pretty much go straight to the shelter.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
DH has satellite radio and listens to the Christmas alternative channel. ANYTHING from there, definitely.

I know, I know.... pretty grumpy for November but why not get it out of our systems now so we are free to enjoy the rest of the festivities.
OK, I vented, now back to my sermon with "breathless anticipation"


Sally said...

rotfl- Candy Canes= slimy victims of humidity- I love it!!!

Songbird said...

There's a whole Christmas Alternative Channel? Weird.

will smama said...

Is that channel for the gay elves? (not that there is anything wrong with that)

Thanks for playing!

Hedwyg said...

Ah - there is a fairly recent tradition that I and my kids have for dealing with all those candy canes. Candy. Cane. Milkshakes. Homemade with lots of premium vanilla ice cream, milk, and crushed up candy canes.

The kids are quite fond of getting to bang the hell out of the candy canes to crush them, and they like the shakes, too. :-)

leah sophia said...

eggnog? think melted vanilla ice cream! blessings on writing your sermon--thanks for playing!

Diane said...

no, there's a pit somewhere with all of the candy canes...

DH said...

Um ... on XM Satellite Radio, there is a channel called 'Special X-Mas' that plays all the strange/weird/wacky seasonal songs. Right now its playing Little Drummer Boy, not weird you say. Try listening to it done by a Klezmer band?

Then you have that classic: Grandma got run over by a raindeer!; and who can forget A Redneck Christmas

chartreuseova said...

Candy canes could be used as a superglue substitute...I remember a few half eaten ones getting stuck to furniture through the years. Not good.